ESKYIU + LEAD collaborate to design a flexible gallery space in dialogue with its surroundings for the M+ Arts Pavilion competition. Their scheme deals with the evolving nature of contemporary cultural production. Contextually the design works in parallel with the future of the M+ building, as a reading and marker of M+ as a museum under construction. The external surface of the pavilion uses a temporary fine construction mesh that will be replaced by a steel mesh upon completion of M+, indicating the dynamic West Kowloon site as a work in progress. The proposal has the potential to project and host a series of transformative programmatic elements in future phases. The pavilion design is an understated yet powerful transformative icon for thoughtful experimentation located in Hong Kong’s prominent waterfront site of the West Kowloon Cultural district.
The three winning entries and six commendations were chosen out of 100 submission entries received, anonymously selected by a panel of seven jurors co-chaired by Mr. Rocco YIM, a renowned Hong Kong architect and Dr. Lars NITTVE, Executive Director of M+.
Commendation Entry in the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Arts Pavilion Design Competition for the West Kowloon Cultural District.
Design: ESKYIU Ltd. & Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD)
Design Directors: Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu (Founding Partners, ESKYIU), Kristof Crolla (Founding Partner, LEAD)
Project Team: Anthony Chu (ESKYIU), Kenneth Chow (ESKYIU), Julien Klisz (LEAD)
HKIA Registered Practice: Omar Yeung (Omar Yeung Architect & Associates Ltd.)
Authorised Person: Chris Lee (Anthropods Associates Ltd.)
Registered Structural Engineer: Tse Kam Chuen, Paulina Lau, YP Chan (APT Engineering Consultant Ltd.)
Building Service Engineer: Lau Shu Hung (Meinhardt (M&E) Ltd.)
Quantity Surveyor: Kenneth Poon, Gregory Tsui, Agnes Chung (Langdon & Seah China Ltd.)
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